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Author Topic: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)  (Read 119774 times)

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2015, 03:43:49 pm »
Question - Can you ever have too many locomotives?

Answer - No you just have to make sure you can continue to find hiding places for them from the Domestic Overlord :)

I have a bit of a thing for dirty, black freight engines, particularly of the 4F and 8F variety, and some have found their way onto the Foster Street roster, the problem is the new Bachman 4F is stunning are my old ones good enough???

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2015, 01:08:59 pm »
...the problem is the new Bachman 4F is stunning are my old ones good enough???

If you don't get the new one then your old ones are more than good enough. I have a bit of a thing for 4Fs myself. It's hard to stop collecting them.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2015, 10:36:17 pm »
...the problem is the new Bachman 4F is stunning are my old ones good enough???

If you don't get the new one then your old ones are more than good enough. I have a bit of a thing for 4Fs myself. It's hard to stop collecting them.

good point, I need to but some more of the old 4F's

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2015, 10:30:59 pm »
Well tonight I must have been a very good boy as the Domestic Overlord kindly allowed me to spend some time "playing with my trainset"  :bounce:

So out of the list of the many outstanding jobs I could have chosen to spend my time on I decided to try and figure out what I could fill the one remaining empty track in the storage yard with. I had no idea how hard this task would be, I think I have too much stock, so I gave up, if you have any suggestions would be great.

So I thought to hell with it I would just play trains for a bit, which is never a bad thing is it? I must admit I have a thing for the old 8F and have a few in my collection, so it was not long before I had a couple of them plodding around the layout.


Both of these have been weathered, but I think they still look a little too clean for me, they have also had the moulded coal removed and replaced with a more suitable lighter load. Cab windows and crews have been fitted along with a couple of other simple modifications which I think can improve the farish model.

Before long I had to run something maroon, and before I knew it a Crab found itself attached to a fitted freight, but this just reminded me of one of my outstanding jobs, its been weathered but not detailed yet  >:( oh well I guess I will get round to it sometime???

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2015, 11:04:12 pm »
Very good photos, Paul.   :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #65 on: March 12, 2015, 06:35:47 am »
Just out of curiosity, how does your crab run? (Don't say sideways  :D)

Back in the early 90s when it was first released, a couple of members of the club I was a member of at the time acquired one, and they were problematic in the running department, if I recall.

George
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #66 on: March 12, 2015, 08:50:15 am »
Just out of curiosity, how does your crab run? (Don't say sideways  :D)

Back in the early 90s when it was first released, a couple of members of the club I was a member of at the time acquired one, and they were problematic in the running department, if I recall.

George

I have five Crabs and they all run excellently. One was bought sold as seen not working, it took me 3 minutes to get working, another ten to get smooth.


Foster St looks good to me!! 

Re: the 8F, the weathering IMO would benefit from extending to the motion inc rim edges of the wheels. This transforms the appearance!!
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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #67 on: March 12, 2015, 10:04:32 am »

Re: the 8F, the weathering IMO would benefit from extending to the motion inc rim edges of the wheels. This transforms the appearance!!

That was my immediate thought, too.
Either paint or a permanent marker.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2015, 08:41:19 pm »
Just out of curiosity, how does your crab run? (Don't say sideways  :D)

Back in the early 90s when it was first released, a couple of members of the club I was a member of at the time acquired one, and they were problematic in the running department, if I recall.

George

George

I only have a couple but they are brilliant runners, they are one of the few farish locomotives I have that I have not had to strip down, I just made sure they were correctly run in and lubricated really

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2015, 08:46:00 pm »

Re: the 8F, the weathering IMO would benefit from extending to the motion inc rim edges of the wheels. This transforms the appearance!!

That was my immediate thought, too.
Either paint or a permanent marker.

Chaps your right about the 8F as, as an example of my luck, I snapped the one I am currently working on at the moment, once I get the chassis running the way I want it, it will have suitable muck applied to the wheels and chassis.

Am I the only one who misses the glaringly obvious until its photographed and there for all the world to see  ???

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2015, 08:49:22 pm »

Am I the only one who misses the glaringly obvious until its photographed and there for all the world to see  ???

You're not alone in that, Paul :no:
In fact, taking pics/vids is a great way of then spotting if anything is wonky/amiss and fault finding in general.

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2015, 11:12:04 pm »
taking pics/vids is a great way of then spotting if anything is wonky/amiss and fault finding in general.

Yea, that's why I avoid it, it's usually too disheartening..................


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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2015, 10:29:12 am »
Well I have a couple of the Ivatt 2-6-2Ts in the fleet and I'm working on a Ivatt class 4 2-6-0, but the big question for this weekend is do I finally dig into my wallet and but and Ivatt class 2, 2-6-0.

Someone help me decided what to do, plus if I'm told to but one, when the Domestic Overlord finds out I can say the other boys made me do it

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2015, 12:09:33 pm »
In my opinion, the Farish class 2MT 2-6-0 is one of the finest steam locos they've made.
Exquisite looker and a very smooth, quiet runner.
Blame me - I can take it :D

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Re: Foster Street - LMS period layout - (available for exhibition)
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2015, 12:56:52 pm »
Are you saying I should buy one?

 

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